Nursing courses

3.76 out of 5 from 17 reviews
Bachelor Degree
Sydney
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

ACU is the largest provider of nurses in Australia. Our close links with hospitals and health care partners guarantee clinical experience in diverse settings. The Bachelor of Nursing develops caring professional nurses who are proactive and adaptable, competent and ethical clinicians, and creative and critical thinkers.

Across the course theory will be consistently embedded in clinical practice through the inclusion of one Integrating Practice unit every semester. Clinical placement areas include aged care, community nursing, high dependency nursing, medical/surgical nursing, mental health, paediatrics, palliative care, and perioperative nursing. You may also take up the opportunity to engage with communities overseas and gain unique educational and cultural experiences working in care facilities in developing countries.

Pending meeting local registration requirements, Bachelor of Nursing graduates can pursue a range of careers as a Registered Nurse within the health care industry including:

aged care nursing
community care nursing
medical/surgical nursing
mental health nursing
paediatric nursing
Careers

As a registered nurse graduates can pursue a career in a range of settings including medical/surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, aged care nursing, community...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Nursing Australian Catholic University - ACU based on 17 reviews
Rating
3.76
Job prospects
3.94
Teachers
4.06
Course work
4.29
Time worthy
3.94
Money Worthy
3.94



Student Reviews

August 2018
Year completed 2014

Positives: Clinical placements throughout the semester and longer placements in third year to consolidate learning. Being able to experience hands on in the clinical setting to implement theory to practice

Negatives: Some units can be more related to the course

My advice to future students is: Search the course and enqu...

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: The placement we receive for the practical units, the lab classes for practise

Negatives: Weekly group questions, being only given one lecture to attend and not being able to due to being busy, when assignments aren’t explained fully

My advice to future students is: If you don’t understand something in the un...

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Tutorials generally consist of a maximum of 30 students which I find beneficial to get to know your teacher and in terms of seeking support from the lecture in charge of a unit they have been quite helpful.

Negatives: Having done a diploma of nursing and fast forwarding to the 2nd year of the Bachelor, I felt qu...

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: It’s very practical, we work in simulation labs and for the most part, teaching stuff are incredibly dedicated and genuinely want you to succeed

Negatives: There have been some teachers that simply haven’t provided good quality teaching, and our feedback surveys to the university seems to be pointless. Past pape...

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July 2018
Year completed 2016

Positives: My university has a hight standard with delivery of the course. My university has a exemplary nursing laboratory for the the students to practice their skills.

Negatives: The course requires the students to be competitive.

My advice to future students is: Take every opportunity to learn throughout the course.

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July 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: flexible

Negatives: placements are in regional area

My advice to future students is: check the uni before enrolling

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: Good job opportunity

Negatives: None

My advice to future students is: Do your best

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: 1.Academic support to students both in class and during placements
2. Class discussions and presentations.
3.Affordability compared to other providers

Negatives: Lack of fair opportunity jobwise to international students.

My advice to future students is: -Time management
- start assessments early
- use su...

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July 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: course that allows many pathways! Both written and practical work which makes it interesting and exciting to learn

Negatives: N/A

My advice to future students is: It’s not an easy course so if you’re interested in it make sure you’re going to put the work in and stick to it!

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June 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: The amount of placements we do, to give us hands on experience, and all the teachers are nurses/ were nurses so they have expert industry experience

Negatives: The uni as a whole has negative reinforcement approach and I dont feel they are there for me

My advice to future students is: Create a study plan and ...

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